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The Power of Solar Power
February 1, 2008, 12:06 pm
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I hear the same questions and comments when people talk about solar power. Many people want to know if whether or not solar power is worth it. Many see the initial costs of setting up complete solar energy and stay away from it completely. Others are afraid that the lighting will be different, weaker, more yellow, etc.

It is true, solar power is expensive, but it literally pays for itself in the long run. You will eventually save thousands of dollars in energy costs, far surpassing the capital it took to put it up in the first place. There are not many makers of solar power systems, and that’s part of the reason the it is so expensive. So, it is worth it, it just takes time.

And as for whether or not the power makes lights look different, that is false. In complete solar power systems, nothing changes like that at all. The lights you use are the same ones as before, and they provide the same amount of brightness.

In fact, there are major areas that are starting to use solar power to power up areas of their own city. Check out this blog with a picture of a self-sustaining solar powered street light, combined with wind power, in Tokyo. You can also check out this small photo gallery of Maple Ridge Wind Farm outside of Lowville, NY. You don’t have to break your bank to enjoy re-usable energy that can help you save money.

There are some great products available at shoppicketfence.com that utilize the sun. Click on these links to view:
The Solar Powered Motion Light

Solar LED String Lights

Malibu Solar Powered Driveway Marker

Solar Illuminated Number Sign

You can do a little something and get a big return. With just the addition of a few solar items you will see a difference in you bill, as well as knowing that you are doing you part in helping maintain a healthy environment.

As always, Art.


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I’ve always been a big fan of solar lights. My neighborhood does not have street lights – I wish they would get those solar powered street lights you mention above. How cool would that be!

Comment by Ann

I love the solar products. Why don’t you have a solar category in the menu bar?

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